Embiid leads Philadelphia against Charlotte after 43-point game

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Philadelphia 76ers (13-11, seventh in the Eastern Conference) vs. Charlotte Hornets (14-12, eighth in the Eastern Conference)

Charlotte, North Carolina; Wednesday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Philadelphia faces the Charlotte Hornets after Joel Embiid scored 43 points in the 76ers' 127-124 overtime win over the Charlotte Hornets.

The Hornets are 10-7 in conference matchups. Charlotte has the league's top-scoring offense averaging 115.8 points while shooting 45.9% from the field.

The 76ers are 8-7 against Eastern Conference opponents. Philadelphia is 6-3 in games decided by at least 10 points.

The teams meet for the second time this season. The 76ers won 127-124 in overtime in the last matchup on Dec. 7. Embiid led the 76ers with 43 points, and Kelly Oubre Jr. led the Hornets with 35 points.

TOP PERFORMERS: Miles Bridges is shooting 46.3% and averaging 20.2 points for the Hornets. Oubre is averaging 20.8 points over the last 10 games for Charlotte.

Tyrese Maxey is averaging 17.2 points and 4.9 assists for the 76ers. Georges Niang is averaging 1.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Philadelphia.

LAST 10 GAMES: Hornets: 5-5, averaging 121.5 points, 41.5 rebounds, 26.9 assists, 8.1 steals and 6.3 blocks per game while shooting 47.7% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 121.0 points per game.

76ers: 5-5, averaging 103.0 points, 43.8 rebounds, 22.2 assists, 7.8 steals and 6.2 blocks per game while shooting 44.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 106.2 points.

INJURIES: Hornets: LaMelo Ball: out (health and safety protocols), Mason Plumlee: out (health and safety protocols), Jalen McDaniels: out (health protocols), Ish Smith: out (health protocols), Terry Rozier: out (health and safety protocols).

76ers: Ben Simmons: out (back), Grant Riller: out (shoulder), Tyrese Maxey: out (illness).

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.

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